Windows Vista Has Just 30 Days to Live

Posted by Megalith 8:45 AM (CDT)

Tuesday March 14, 2017

The market share of Windows Vista is currently at .78 percent (less than XP), which means this announcement probably affects little to no one, but the OS that introduced Aero, Flip 3D, Gadgets, and other goodies will no longer be supported by Microsoft after April 11, 2017. You may now tell me your fondest memories of Windows Vista, assuming you even have any.

In a month’s time, Microsoft will put Windows Vista to rest once and for all. If you’re one of the few people still using it, you have just a few weeks to find another option before time runs out. After April 11, 2017, Microsoft will no longer support Windows Vista: no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates, Microsoft says. (Mainstream Vista support expired in 2012.) Like it did for Windows XP, Microsoft has moved on to better things after a decade of supporting Vista. As Microsoft notes, however, running an older operating system means taking risksآ—and those risks will become far worse after the deadline.